nurse (someone or something) back to health

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nurse (someone or something) back to health

To give close medical care and attention to someone or an animal in an attempt to return them or it to full health. The government nursed the foreign spy back to health so that he would be able to survive their torture techniques to extract information from him. The poor stray was nearly starved to death when we found her in the gutter, so we took her in and nursed her back to health until she was back to a healthy weight.
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nurse someone back to health

to care for a sick person until good health returns. Sally was glad to help nurse her mother back to health. She nursed her children back to health when they all had the flu.
See also: back, health, nurse
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Last year the singer credited Seaborn, who he has reportedly been dating since 2015, with nursing him back to health after a bicycle accident.
Last year Sheeran credited Seaborn, who he has been dating since 2015, with nursing him back to health after he was involved in a bicycle accident.
Sources reveal that some of the texts had been sent while she had been nursing him back to health after he was hit by a bus while on a drunken rugby tour, in Leeds, the Mirror reported.
Summary: Eduardo has expressed his sadness at leaving Arsenal and thanked the club for nursing him back to health following his horror injury.
Kinane judged the best-turned-out prize in the race sponsored by the physiotherapy unit that has been nursing him back to health. Doc Reason was the obvious choice, Kinane saying: "I just had to find a reason to pick him!" Milesian King was the winner of the Fontwell & Southbourne Physiotherapy & Hydrotherapy Clinics Handicap Chase, and Kinane presented owner Norman Thomas with the prize.
And Mags was also at his bedside, nursing him back to health when he had a heart attack.
He bargains for the poor bird and becomes committed to nursing him back to health and helping him to fly--in the process re-discovering the meaning of his own life.
In each case, he became ill or had a serious accident that necessitated her nursing him back to health The most serious attempt occurred around Jung's romance with Tony Wolff, a brilliant young woman of 22 who was his patient.
The couple, who have had samoyeds before, are slowly building up Taz's confidence and nursing him back to health.
FINGERS the cat repaid Sylvia Lambe for nursing him back to health when he was a kitten - by helping her battle back from cancer.
"Jake is skinny, scared and poorly, but we are nursing him back to health. What we need now is for Jack to be home soon as we are desperately worried.
After nursing him back to health, they discover he's a virtuoso violin player and naive Ursula starts dreaming of making music of her own with the handsome guest.
A FANATICAL angler who was left for dead on a roadside near Rugby plans a 24-hour sponsored angling event to help the hospital which is nursing him back to health.
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